Edna Ruth Swain

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Edna Ruth Swain

July 18, 1936 - December 30, 2018

Edna Ruth Swain Edna C. Swain was born July 18, 1936, in Alpine, Alabama, to Clemson and Ruby Jones Calhoun. Edna graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1955 and later attended Clover College in Charlotte, North Carolina, studying nursing.
She was united in matrimony to Robert D. Swain in 1955. To this union three children were born, Charles Swain, Teresa Swain and the late Yvonne Swain.
Edna was employed at Guide Lamp, a division of General Motors, where she retired after 33 years of service. Edna confessed to Christ at an early age and joined New Hope United Methodist Church, where she faithfully served on the Usher Board and sang in the Senior Choir until her health declined. She was also a member of the Red Hat Club, UAW 663, and the Olive Chapter-Order of the Eastern Star.
Edna, age 82, departed this life Dec. 30, 2018, at St. Vincent Anderson Hospital after a brief illness.
Edna leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Charles Swain; one daughter, Teresa Swain; four brothers, Clemson (Barbara) Calhoun, Henry Calhoun, Larry Calhoun, Lawrence ( Bettye) Calhoun; five sisters, Juliette (James) McIntosh, Surena (Allen) Strudwick, Lafayette (Rick) Paschall, Lucinda (Robert) Sampson, and Jeannetta Jones; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and close friends.
A Celebration of Life will begin at noon Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at New Hope United Methodist Church. Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the church. Interment will follow, Anderson Memorial Park.
Arrangements were entrusted to L.C. May Funeral Service.
Published on January 4, 2019
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Francis Davis
Jan 10, 2019
She was a beautiful person, May God give you strength for every battle, wisdom for every decision, peace that surpasses understanding. Francis Davis
Patricia Lee
Jan 09, 2019
Teresa, Charles, all of the Grandchildren and other family members of Sis. Swain May God give grant all of you the Peace and Comfort needednot only nowbut in the days, weeks, and months to come. She was truly a woman of Grace, Peace, and Order and will be truly missed.
Love, Sis. Lee
Emma Barclay
Jan 09, 2019
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during your time of loss. Just know that God is able to comfort you.
Deborah Steele
Jan 08, 2019
I know this is very difficult for you all. Iā€™m just saying it will get better, however you will be at a loss. Just pray, pray, pray! God has you. My mom been gone since 1994 & I still have my bad days. šŸŒ¹šŸ’•šŸ™šŸ¾
Pam Anderson
Jan 08, 2019
So sorry for the loss of your Mother, praying for you and your family.
Pastor Van T. Welch
Jan 07, 2019
May the Peace of God rest upon each of you In your hour of sorrow
Brenda Pulliam
Jan 07, 2019
My sincerest condolences to Teresa, Charles and the entire family. Hugs love and healing thoughts and prayers are with you.
Marvin Mabelle Morgan & Luther Austin Sr.
Jan 06, 2019
We send condolence to the Swain family...Charles Teresa and rest of your family.
Lora Caldwell
Jan 06, 2019
To the Swain Family my condolence and prayers are with you doing the time of your love one going home to be with God. at the resting gates of HEAVEN.... Rest in peace Mrs . Swain
Virtie Ford Bell
Jan 05, 2019
May the Lord of peace comfort you at this time and in the days to come. Praying for you Henry Calhoun and your family.
Billy and Jean Davis
Jan 05, 2019
Sending our condolences and prayers to the family, sorry for your loss.
Neva Brooks
Jan 05, 2019
Heart felt prayers of comfort and peace!
Shanica swain
Jan 05, 2019
Nana I miss you so much!!!! I wish I could have one more day with u to tell u how much I love u!!!